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42-106768

P-51 Mustang

Service

Units

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 364th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Leroy Ruder

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed into Channel after engine failure.

Missions

  • 394

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Saint-Michel-en-Grève, France. 6 June 1944 – 6 June 1944

Lt. Leroy A. Ruder and his P-51B 42-106768 "Linda Lou" crashed into the English Channel after engine failure, killing pilot Lt. Leroy A. Ruder.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2016 19:31:29 Alex-5872-dk Changes to nicknames, markings and events
Sources

www.cebudanderson.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5517 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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